How to find us
All services start at 9.45 am
1st Sunday - Holy Communion, St Helen's
2nd Sunday - Family Folkus, Folksworth School
3rd Sunday - All Age Service, Folksworth School
4th Sunday - Morning Praise, St Helen's
Please note the congregation uses the church and school for worship.
More information on these services and on the 5th Sunday of the month, when worship is celebrated in one location with the Stilton Group of Churches, can be found on Sunday Services page.
John Blackman (07880 717968)
Folksworth C of E Primary School
Good News - Every 4th Sunday
We relaunched the All Age service in the school hall on Sunday 24th September @ 09:45. This new venture comes with great support from the Diocese to reach out into our community.
Please be bold and ask a neighbour or a friend to come along with you, if only as a taster. You never know they may just enjoy the service and would like to come along again.
Please take time out of your busy day to pray for this new venture as it will make all the difference.
Thank you and God bless
There was no church mentioned here at the time of the Domesday Survey of 1086. The present building is thought to have been a basic structure of chancel and aisleless nave, which was built in or about 1150.
The chancel was standing in 1537, but it had been totally destroyed by the end of the 17th century. The chancel was rebuilt by Robert Pupplett, who was the Rector of Folksworth during the period 1702 and 1706.
The church was restored in 1850, when the chancel and the north wall of the nave were rebuilt. At that time a bell cote was put up on the west gable. A single bell hangs here, made by Thomas Norris of the Stamford Bell foundry in 1660. This bell is inscribed T Harris 1660
There are some interesting headstones in the church grounds here. One or two very nicely carved slate graves, as fresh today as when they were carved in Georgian times. A particularly nice piece depicts a trumpet blowing angel placing a laurel wreath on an effigy of the deceased. Laurel wreaths were often used to symbolise victory (over death) on gravestones.
Another stone, close to the porch, has a very interesting inscription, and also has a very early date on it. This is dated 1641, which makes it one of the oldest stones in any church within the catchment area of this site, that has a date that is still legible. The stone is to one Willian Cockrill and the inscription reads as follows.... "Here lieth the body of William Cockrill, wo waites for a gloriovs resvrrection who decd the 24th day of Febrvary" The "N" is carved the wrong way round on resurrection.
Thursday 21st May 2020 at 7.30pm
St Helen's Church